More than 60 Methodist Men volunteers help to rebuild Ocracoke Island in February

The island-wide effort to rebuild Ocracoke received some extra assistance from the Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men (CHUMM) for three weeks in February, thanks to the help of dozens of volunteers. CHUMM worked for the North Carolina Conference United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) from their Ocracoke Island Work Center. During the three weeks, more […]

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Lifeline Outreach OBX embarks on new goal to establish a Women’s Crisis Center, while continually helping islanders in need

The Lifeline Outreach OBX Center in Salvo has grown by leaps and bounds since it first began in a storage closet at the Lifeboat Community Church in 2006. Now housed within its own building, complete with a thrift store, separate food pantry, and even a personal greeter in the form of Charlie the cat, organizer […]

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Ocracoke Recovery Update: NCDOT sandbag project begins…VIDEO

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has startedthe process of adding sand and sandbags to portions of N.C. Highway 12 on Ocracoke Island to address the lingering effects from September’s Hurricane Dorian. The project is designed to protect four segments of the roadway damaged by Dorian and a subsequent storm in November. The project involves […]

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Dare County Schools Closed on Friday, Feb. 21

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Dare County Schools will be canceled on Friday, February 21, for all staff and students, per an update from Digital Communications and Middle School Director, Keith Parker. Additionally, all after-school activities scheduled for today, Thursday, February 20, will also be canceled. The After School Enrichment Program will continue to […]

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State to Review Small Mesh Gill Net Regulations

The Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality has directed the Division of Marine Fisheries to conduct a thorough review of the regulations governing the use of small mesh gill nets in North Carolina fisheries. After decades of actions by numerous Marine Fisheries Commissions (MFC), the department, the division and federal agencies, the regulations have […]

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National Seashore Updates for Ocracoke and Hatteras Islands for the Week of February 20

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) announced several recent updates and news items related to recreational activities and seashore conditions on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands.  News items and events related to the National Seashore for the week of February 20 include the following: Ocracoke Updates Ocracoke Island reopened to visitors in early December 2019. View […]

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